Religion Quotes

Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
Carl Sagan
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Author Unknown

Archbishop william temple, 1955 - it is a mistake to suppose that god is only, or...
Douglas adams, salmon of doubt, 2002 - i find the whole business of religion profoundly...
When I do good, I feel good when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
Men will wrangle for religion write for it fight for it die for it anything but - - Live for it.
Charles Caleb Colton

Don hirschberg - calling atheism a religion is like calling bald a...
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
Thomas Jefferson
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love, one another.
Jonathan Swift
Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
Harvey Cox
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
If our religion only proclaims a high standard of ethics, then our religion is a burden heavier than we can bear.
Rolland W. Schloe
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.
Author Unknown
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.
Cruel persecution and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essense of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Morris Raphael Cohen
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
Beatrix Potte
Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Heaven is such that all who have lived well, of whatever religion, have a place there.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Divine Providence" #330
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Llama
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Sir Richard F. Burton
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Jorge Luis Borges
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Woodrow Wilson
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran
The Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
Voltaire
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Shopenhaue
If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
John Hay
The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.
Martin Luthe
Knowledge, without common sense, says Lee, is folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death. But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with clarity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
Austin Farra
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.
Albert Einstein
Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.
William James